This presentation delivered by Professor Francois Vaillancourt presents the outcomes of a 2011 study: Evidence from decentralisation in developing countries: global perspectives on the obstacles to fiscal decentralisation.
This presentation sums up the key messages of the seminar's first day. Participants raised several "existential questions": Why should donors care about decentralisation and local governance? Do we properly understand the politics and dynamics of decentralisation processes?
In this session the delegations from Dominican Republic, Kenya, Afghanistan and India reflected on the following questions: what are the most relevant political dimensions of decentralisation in your country?